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Tuesday 8am-1pm & 2pm-6.30pm
Wednesday 8am-1pm & 2pm-6.30pm
Thursday 8am-1pm
Friday 8am-1pm & 2pm-6.30pm

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's Fit Notes for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/sc2.pdf 


Evidence that you are sick
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP. If this is the case, you will usually need to be seen by the Doctor.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/workplacehealth/Pages/Workplacehome.aspx